For audio and details please see: http://blogs.abc.net.au/queensland/2013/03/focus-on-clubs-brisbane-brewers.html
Photo ABC Chris Welsh
The 2013 competition schedule is available for download below.
Annual Club Championships
The annual competition will be judged on 7th July, 2013. Entries can be dropped off at the May Meeting, or to Craftbrewer by 1pm on Saturday, 22nd June. Entries must be accompanied with a completed entry form, which can be downloaded below.
Mash Paddle Competition
As announced at the January meeting, the style for the 2013 Mash Paddle Competition is American Brown Ale. Entries must be dropped off at the April meeting on Wednesday, 24th April. Entry forms will be available at the meeting. More details about the competition can be found here.
BABBs calendar for 2012
* indicates months with five Thursdays
Wednesday January 25th (date changed due to Australia Day public holiday)
Mash Paddle competition briefing
Mini-comp No. 1: Pale Ale & Bitter
Mini-comp No. 2: American Ale
March 22nd *
Mash Paddle compmetition entries due
Mini-comp No. 3: Dark Ale
May 24th *
Mash Paddle winner announced
Mini-comp No. 4: Porter & Stout
Mini-comp No. 5: Belgian Ale
July (date to be announced)
Annual competition judged
August 23rd *
32nd Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show
The ANAWBS Committee seeks your assistance in bringing the attention of your club members to this year’s show. The full details are included in the attached pamphlet and are available from our website.
The The Queensland Association of Amateur Wine & Beermakers' Guilds (QAAWBG) annual competition will be held in Laidley on 27th/28th August.
Details can be found at http://www.queenslandbrewers.com.au/competitions.html
Members will have the chance to get funky as Babbs embarks on what will hopefully be the only the first in a series of club brews that will be aged in a wine barrel kindly sourced by Ian Watson from the Witches Chase Winery.
22 members will brew the same recipe which will be kegged and then blended into the barrel. It will then be inoculated with a culture, most likely Roselare in the first phase, and later topped up and then bottled.
Some of the beer will remain in the barrel to form the start of another batch.
This year’s mash paddle beer, suggested by the folks at Eagle Heights, is to be a “Winter Warmer’ with a chocolate theme.